Staff Officer Gender Advisor

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Completing an Application Form

Thank you for your interest in the position of SO Gender Advisor. Please find the following documents:

When completing the application form, please pay particular attention when completing Part Two. In this section you are required to give information and examples of your work experience which show that you have the essential requirements for the position. The essential education, experience and skills requirements are:

  • University Degree in law, psychology, sociology, history or other related fields.
  • Four years’ experience as Gender Advisor, Gender Field Advisor, Gender Expert or Gender Focal Point or related field.
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Coordinating and team working skills

In Part One of the application form, you should ensure you complete the sections confirming level of education and any training certification.

Failure to provide evidence against any of the essential requirements will likely result in the failure of your application.

Essential Language Requirements: Candidates will require to have a very good level of English (written, spoken, listening and reading) (please indicate language skills in Section 8, of Part One of the Application Form). Candidates who are shortlisted for the position will be required to undertake a language test as part of the selection process.

Nationality Requirements: Applicants must be nationals of NATO member nations or Troop Contributing Nations (TCNs) of KFOR.

Applications must be returned by e-mail to from 16 Oct 2020 to 07 Nov 2020. An acknowledgement of receipt of application will be provided but only candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted further.

Applicants should complete and return only the Application Form. No additional documents (CVs, Letters of Reference, Commendations, etc.) should be submitted. Applications need to be sent electronically as MS Word document or .pdf file. No signature needed at this stage of the recruitment. Please attach proof of current citizenship: certificate, passport or national ID. Attachment to not exceed 1 MB file size. Evidence of educational qualifications and/or training certifications will be sought for candidates who are invited to interview.

Information on KFOR

The NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) is deployed in Kosovo to help maintain a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all citizens, irrespective of their ethnic origin. KFOR is part of the wider international effort to build peace and stability in the area. HQ KFOR is based in Film City, Pristina.

Gender Advisor’s office provides advice to Commander Kosovo Forces, HQ KFOR, subordinate units and other TCNs regarding gender perspectives and dimensions. GENAD office cultivates relationships with all elements of staff and subordinate units in order to facilitate integration of gender perspectives and gender dimensions throughout decision making, operational planning, conduct and evaluation.

The incumbent Serves as the assistant Gender Advisor and is a member of the Office of the Gender Advisor as well as the KFOR Command Group division under the direction of Chief Gender Advisor (Chief GENAD). Coordinates the GENAD office daily tasks, and represent Chief GENAD when she/he is absent.

Information on Employment Conditions (this is provided as a guide only and is not meant to be an exhaustive list)

This position is a Mission Civilian/International Civilian Consultant (ICC) grade 5 position. The post holder will work in HQ KFOR at Film City, Pristina, Kosovo, and must be older than 21 years and younger than 60 years when taking up the appointment.

The starting salary for ICC-5 is 5,841 € per month (exempt from local taxation).

Other employment benefits include:

  • Affiliation to a Group Medical Insurance Scheme (premiums shared between employee/employer).
  • 24 days annual leave per calendar year
  • Up to 7 Special leave days
  • Up to 11 days Official/National holidays.
  • An installation allowance equal to one month’s salary (50% to be reimbursed if not completing two consecutive years of service).
  • A removal allowance equal to one month’s salary, after having completed at least three years of consecutive service, unless removal expenses are reimbursed by any other source.
  • Travel Expenses paid to take up duty / end of tour.

Before any appointment is confirmed, the preferred candidate will be required to undergo a NATO Security Clearance and to successfully pass a medical examination certifying fitness to work.

The successful candidate will be offered a 12-month initial contract which may be extended subject to satisfactory performance and the continued operational need/funding for the position.

Phone: 00383 38 70 2150/ 2378/ 2172

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